When Ender made it to the ship, Colonel Graff made all the other kids hate him. Another theme in the book is, don't trust anyone. As Ender grows up, he only trusts valentine. Going through out battle school, he realizes after the final simulation that he shouldn't have trusted Colonel Graff because he didn't tell him that the final simulation was real. One final theme that was noticed is, Friends or Enemies?
This hurt his pride because he was uncomfortable with stripping down in front of a stranger. As well, the boy’s pride was hurt by bullies. in the story he was pushed around in the bathroom and called “Mex.” The boy’s pride was damaged in this situation because he wasn’t mighty enough to defeat the bullies. The boy’s pride was hurt by getting kicked out of school. This hurt his pride because his parents want him to be a telephone operator,
Johnny was known to be shy in many ways. As the book states him in the beginning on page 14, "Johnny wouldn't open his mouth unless he was forced to." He felt unsafe like an outcast in his family because his mother often ignores him and his father often abused him. Ever since then, he never talked to anybody, not even his gang in which he felt safe. Until that night in the movie theater Johnny with his friend Ponyboy, with two Socials named Sherri (Cherry) Valance and her friend Marcia, will forever make him talk especially Ponyboy's retelling them about how Johnny gets beaten up by the "four Socials in a blue Mustang while getting
Max’s teacher’s begin to see that potential too “...she finally gave up on trying to trying to make me talk in class, and instead she waits until study hall, where she asks me the same questions alone and I tell her the answers”(81). A third symbol in this is the empty book Freak gives Max towards the end of the book. Freak is giving Max a new start, telling him “I want you to fill it up with our adventures”(150). The empty book is a chance to restart and put everything about his parent behind him. But of course that is difficult for Max because he thinks he can’t write.
After Pari was sold, to the Wahdati family, Abdullah wishes that he could forget what happen. Abdullah reference his current situation to the story his father, Saboor told him and he wishes for a potion the div gave Baba Ayub, in order to forget. This is ironic because it’s not till the end where readers find out Abdullah was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and eventually does forget. Another example of irony Khaled Hosseini use is when Pari is all grown up and even though her birth father, Saboor had sold Pari for the greater good ( hoping she has a better life) we later are faced with the decision of whether or not Pari is living a better life with success and no family ties or in poverty with a strong family connection. “A ceremony at which she would be alone, with no family to sit in the aisles, no one to give her away, no one to shed a happy tear on her behalf.” Page 231 (Hosseini,
(2701) Wednesday Wars February “ Such silence has an actual sound, the sound of disappearance” Suzanne Finnamore. In the book “The Wednesday Wars” Mr.Kowalski takes the drawing of Holling’s father’s design and blends it with his own. Holling’s action’s changed the balance on the scale for his father, because Mr.kowalski now might win the competition for the junior high school contract. After the board meeting Kowalski and associates withdrew their model from the debate because Mr.Kowalski probably knew that he was doing the wrong thing for himself and the school board. Although the debate ended with the Hoodhood’s winning, things still must have changed for Mr.kowalski.
Matthews doesn’t know any better, than to beat up his son when he gets angry. Only because this is how he was treated when he was younger. Mr. Matthew’s bubble of life is filled with anger. To not feel anything Mr. Matthews is always drunk and never in control. When Mr. Matthews was younger he went through the same treatment that Cole is treated with.
In the novel by Elie wiesel, the author shows many scenarios of the times he and his father struggled with the loss of faith in the concentration camp. Elie asks his father if he can sell everything, but Elie’s father loses his faith by saying that he is too old to start a new life, too old to travel to some distant country. If Elie’s father would have said that he can go to start a new life, he would have said that he could start a new life. “I had asked my father to sell everything, to liquidate everything, and to leave.” “ I am too old my son, he answered. “Too old to start a new life, too old to start from scratch in some distant land…” (9) Elie’s father is losing his faith by saying that he is too old.
He uses the example that students ask to leave class to go text someone in the hall and he know when they lie to him about needing to use the restroom. He still allows them to go because then they have to depend on him for any freedom that they are given. Lesson number five is an Intellectual dependency, it is to wait for the decision or choice from an expert to go off of instead of trying to go on your own. Provisional Self-Esteem is the sixth lesson the kids learn from Gatto. Kids are taught from a young age that they are loved no matter what and Gatto tries to correct these misconceptions by teaching that self respect should come from the judgments of others.
Scout didn 't understand when Mrs. Caroline said, “Now you tell your father not to teach you anymore. It is best to begin reading with a fresh mind. You tell him I’ll take you over here and try to undo the damage” (Lee 19). Scout 's experience in school has helped her understand people better. When Miss Caroline offered Walter Cunningham a quarter and Walter didn 't except it, Scout informed Miss Caroline that he 's a Cunningham and Cunningham 's never take anything that they can 't pay back.